TAMPA, Fla. — DiversityInc has ranked Moffitt Cancer Center at No. 3 on its 2021 Top Hospitals & Health Systems List. This is the cancer center’s best ranking, and 2021 marks the sixth consecutive year it has appeared in the Top 5. Moffitt is the only health care organization in the Southeast to make the list.
“Diversity is our strength, as we deeply commit ourselves to it,” said Moffitt president and CEO Dr. Patrick Hwu. “Our cancer center operates so well because we celebrate diversity and value the perspectives of people from different walks of life. It’s very rewarding to see an organization such as DiversityInc recognize our hard work. I congratulate not only our Diversity team, but every single team member at Moffitt.”
DiversityInc’s annual survey — tracking the nation’s top companies when it comes to hiring, retaining, and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT and veterans — is the most rigorous, data-driven survey of its kind, gauging detailed demographics based on race/ethnicity and gender at some of the largest U.S. employers.
“Diversity, equity and inclusion continue to be a core part of who we are as a cancer center. We know that we are stronger as a result of our efforts in this area. So I am more than thrilled to see us on the list once again this year,” said Dr. B. Lee Green, vice president of Diversity, Public Relations and Strategic Communications at Moffitt. “Moffitt’s mission is to prevent and cure cancer, but our value system includes and relies upon diversity and inclusion as a core part of our strength. This DiversityInc honor highlights that work on a national perspective and I am very proud of that.”
Moffitt is set apart by the work in the areas of diversity and inclusion education and training, cultural and linguistic competency, language services programs, community outreach and education efforts, and supplier diversity. Over the past year, Moffitt delivered more than 5,000 hours of diversity and inclusion training to team members, and its in-house language services team has completed more than 6,200 patient encounters.
Moffitt has spent more than $50 million with certified diverse business owners through its supplier diversity program and it also encourages team members to participate in employee resource groups.
In the past year, Moffitt has introduced multiple new Team Member Engagement Networks to bring the total to seven and more than 13% of cancer center team members participate in at least one. TMENs include Generation M, Unity@Moffitt, Black Empowerment Alliance at Moffitt, Estamos Unidos, Women in Oncology, Faculty Diversity in Oncology Program and a yet-to-be-named network focused on the Asian community.
The recognition from DiversityInc is among several notable awards for Moffitt. The cancer center has consistently been designated a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign and named one of the Top 10 Nonprofit Companies for Executive Women. Moffitt was also recognized by the American Hospital Association as an Equity of Care Honoree and is a 2021 Tampa Bay Business Journal Business of Pride Honoree. Moffitt received the National Organization on Disability Leading Disability Employer Seal. Moffitt is among the top Best Hospitals for Cancer based on U.S. News & World Report.
When making its assessments, DiversityInc considers 2021 company submitted data in six key areas: Leadership Accountability, Human Capital Diversity Metrics, Talent Programs, Workforce Practices, Supplier Diversity and Philanthropy.
Northwell Health in New York and OhioHealth were first and second on the Top 12 list, respectively. To view DiversityInc’s complete 2021 rankings, visit their 2021 Specialty Lists.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is the No. 11 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 7,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.4 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.